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Bradford Bill Gillis

Bradford Bill Gillis

Male 1947 - 2010  (62 years)

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  • Name Bradford Bill Gillis 
    Born 15 Jul 1947  Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1965  Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Agency: Roger Ludlow High School 
    Residence 1980  Southport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Jun 2007  Grand Isle, Grand Isle County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence 2010  South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    History in 1988 he was unmarried. In 2007 he was an executive headhunter.  [1, 7
    History 2010  [5
    According to his obituary, "Bradford Bill Gillis, 62, of Grand Isle and South Hero, Vermont died Sunday June 6, 2010 in the ICU at Fletcher Allen Hospital with family by his side. Brad suffered for three months with complications from interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. Brad faced the disease as he had with many challenges in his life, never willing to give in or give up. Brad had a strong will to live and believed he would survive his health challenges to the end.

    Brad was born in Torrington, Connecticut on July 15th, 1947. He was the son of the late Francis (Frank) and Elsa Henderson Gillis. The family lived in Torrington, through Brad?s early years later moving to Fairfield, Connecticut and Amsterdam, New York. His grandparents were Francis and Blanche Coolidge Gillis of Petersham, Massachusetts and William and Mary Hennequin Henderson of Torrington, Connecticut. Brad was a high school graduate of Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield, Connecticut class of 1965 and Fulton Montgomery College in Johnstown New York.

    For 25 years, Brad ran his own successful business as a recruitment specialist for information technology executives for top fortune five hundred companies nationwide and several businesses abroad. Brad had the gift for gab and humor which served him well over the years in developing long term relationships with hundreds of clients. Nothing pleased Brad more than making a winning match by placing his client in the right job. His ability to recall names, dates and events on the spot from memory never ceased to amaze family, friends and business associates.

    Brad, who has lived in the Champlain Islands for over twenty years, was well known as a bit of a character, often seen with his beloved dog, Mulligan on his way for muffins to Hero?s Welcome or Wally?s Bagel Shop. He loved living in the islands and rarely felt it necessary to go over the sand bar. Brad loved a good party and good food. As a one time chef, Brad often created delicious food dishes from his own recipes and made terrific Margaritas. Brad?s love of color and flowers was reflected in the amazing tasteful décor he created in his home.
    Died 6 Jun 2010  Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 8
    Agency: Fletcher Allen Hospital 
    Cause: complications from interstitial pulmonary fibrosis 
    Person ID I610  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Peter
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2016 

    Father Francis Louis Gillis, Jr.,   b. 15 Aug 1915, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1988, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elsa Virginia Henderson,   b. 04 May 1920,   d. Sep 1971, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Kristine M. Rich,   b. 13 Mar 1965, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Apr 2004  South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage of Kristine M. Rich and Bradford B. Gillis
    Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage of Kristine M. Rich and Bradford B. Gillis
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F3007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susan Reiner 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [3
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F3006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1947 - Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Roger Ludlow High School - 1965 - Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    944 Mill Hill Rd - 1980 - Southport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 2004 - South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 2007 - Grand Isle, Grand Isle County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2010 - South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Fletcher Allen Hospital - 6 Jun 2010 - Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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    Bradford Bill Gillis

  • Sources 
    1. [S580] Gillis, Sue. Email: 2007-06-12, "Updates to the Alice Coolidge Gillis line", (Email message from SueGillis (at) vermontwoman.com, 12 June 2007).

    2. [S83] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    3. [S916] U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection , (Ancestry.com Operations Inc, (2011)).

    4. [S693] Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008, Vermont Department of Health, (Ancestory.com ).
      Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage of Kristine M. Rich and Bradford B. Gillis

    5. [S1072] Obituary of Bradford Bill Gillis, (Fairfax, Vermont: A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax).

    6. [S500] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestory.com, (Online www.ancestory.com, Ancestory.com. Provo, Utah. 2005).

    7. [S82] Coolidge, Ruth M. Gillis Family of the Tribe of Peter, (Brookline, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1989).

    8. [S647] E-Mail: Gillis, Sue (2010a), Gillis, Sue , (E-mail message from SueGillis (at) vermontwoman.com at South Hero, Vermont. 21 June 2010).